One person killed in rollover crash in Cincinnatus

CINCINNATUS, N.Y. - A motorist was killed in an accident Sunday morning in the town of Cincinnatus, the Cortland County Sheriff's Office announced in a press release.

Shortly before 7 a.m., the driver of a late model 4-door passenger car was near the intersection of Route 41 and Knickerbocker Road when the vehicle left the roadway as it rounded a curve.

The car struck an embankment before becoming airborne, shearing a telephone pole, and rolling several times, authorities said.

The accident shut down Route 41 for about three hours to allow officers to investigate the incident. During this time, emergency crews removed the vehicle and debris from the scene.

Authorities are expected to release the name of the victim after next of kin are notified.

The sheriff's office is continuing its investigation and asks anyone who may have information regarding the accident to call 758-5564.

Cincinnatus Fire and Rescue, TLC Ambulance, and Ron's Towing responded to the scene to assist the sheriff's office.